Earlier this week I bound off the last stitch on my Miss Holloway (Raveled) dress. What a relief! I thought it would never end. All that purling!
When I cast on for this dress, I asked in an internet forum about whether anyone had knit this in the round. As if on cue, a seaming enthusiast came out of the woodwork to tell me “oh, the designer usually makes things in the round, and seams stabilize a garment, and you should really knit this flat because of reasons”. And, well, those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by someone doing it.
To replicate seams I slipped the stitches on the far left and right of each side. I worked the traveling cables with 12 rows between them. Instead of bust darts, I did work a “butt vent” — a series of short rows over, well, the obvious part of my anatomy, to accomodate my swayback. Because of the cable placement I worked the increases and decreases close to the side “seams”.
I knit this from worsted weight yarn, which is heavier than what Sarah Wilson used in her samples. This meant that I had to knit the XS size. I had to rip back the back neckline a few times to get the right width. The only thing I don’t love about this is that I have a slight dropped shoulder with the sleeves. Apart from that, I love this dress.